April is New Homes Month!

NSHBAThe idea of a new home is often as exciting as seeing the first signs of Spring. A new home, however, is not something that likely comes around every year for you and your family. With such major decisions to be made you want to make sure you have all of the information you need to make the right choices that not only suit your family’s needs now, but also for several years to come.

So, how does one know where to gain a better understanding of the importance of making the right decisions so they will be satisfied with the end result – a brand new home?

The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association (NSHBA) is one resource that has consumer information available to help homebuyers make better decisions when it comes to their new home.

“The idea of building or buying a new home can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect or the right questions to ask, but we want to make it a little easier for homeowners so they can enjoy the process and when it is finished, their new home,” says Paul Pettipas, NSHBA chief executive officer.

One way the NSHBA can help with this is by offering New Home Information Sessions across the province to answer a number of questions which consumers frequently ask when it comes to building a new home.

“We want consumers to know the right questions to ask their contractor before they hire them, what the new trends are for homes, the benefits of energy efficient construction, financial information, heating choices, why you want to make sure a home is able to meet your communication needs and the benefits a home warranty offers,” adds Pettipas. “These tips and suggestions are just a few of the topics covered at our Information Sessions and help consumers to make informed decisions.”

The Information Sessions are a part of the NSHBA’s New Homes Month campaign and will be held at various locations across the province throughout April. Partners include Nova Scotia Power Inc., Bell Aliant, Atlantic Home Warranty, R-2000 and EnerGuide for New Houses.

Save Time & Money!

“Before You Build” Seminars

The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association is offering complimentary consumer information seminars throughout April that will help answer your renovation questions.

Highlights include:

hiring a contractor; planning your new home, energy efficiency
and heating options; warranties and protection; technology options;
design trends; and financing.

Seminars are from 7 pm – 10 pm

Pre-registration is required.

Phone: 1-800-668-2001

email: sgrant@nshba.ns.ca

Please indicate which seminar you would like to attend.

Seminar Schedule Dates and Locations:

April 14: Old Orchard Inn, Greenwich

April 19: Delta Hotel, Sydney

April 20: Holiday Inn, Truro

April 27: Best Western Hotel, Bridgewater

April 28: Ramada Plaza Hotel, Dartmouth

Plan to attend.

Talk to the professionals.

Do it right the first time!

Sherry Donovan

Sherry Donovan

Sherry Donovan is Communications Director for the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association. She is a regular contributer to various local media and currently has columns appearing in Halifax Metro News and The Chronicle Herald's Homesetc publication.

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